Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience

Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience
Ms. Simmons is a Co-Lab member and teacher at Moline Coal-Valley Schools From July 24-25, I attended Raspberry Pi’s Picademy in downtown Ann Arbor. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Raspberry Pi, it is a $35 ‘mini computer’ that can be hooked onto a desktop as a computer replacement or can be used ...

Photos from MakeFest 2017

Photos from MakeFest 2017
MakeFest 2017 was a great success, with hundreds of quad-citians stopping by to learn about 3D printing, virtual reality, makerspaces, technology, and everything else you can do with a do-it-yourself maker attitude! Some photos are below. Here are some photos from MakeFest 2017! For more photos, check the Facebook album.

Saturday Open House

Saturday Open House
Join Co-Lab members for a Saturday open house, come see our space, and learn about potentially becoming a member of the Co-Lab! Saturday is a great day to bring your friends and potential new members by and see what the lab is working on. We’re working on robots, 3D printers, and more! If enough people ...

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign
So, what has our laser cutter been up to lately at the QC Co-Lab? Making parts for a Kickstarter campaign, of course! Roscoe Vertein has been working on prototypes and samples the last couple of months at the Co-Lab. He recently launched his Kickstarter campaign, Boffin’s Beneficial Battle Box: Decks, Dice, and other stuff. The ...

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class 2

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class
UPDATE: The class is now full, please stay tuned for new classes, new topics, electronics, computers, wood shop, and more! Learn how to professionally sculpt, cast & finish a latex mask for Halloween, play or movie. The class is only $25 per person for four two hour sessions, and all materials are included so you ...

Cosplay Social a great success

Cosplay Social a great success
Over 60 people attended the Cosplay Social at the Co-Lab, hosted by the organizers of Anime-zing! Games included Munchkin, Are You a Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, and more. For cosplayers, the next cosplay event will be a benefit cosplay game night on August 6th. https://www.facebook.com/events/284408888566267/

Juggling Classes

Juggling Classes
We are hosting classes in Juggling at the Co-Lab the first week in August! Please see the following schedule and fill out the signup form if you’re interested. Space is limited. Signup form Aug 1, 6pm to 7, $5, Beginner juggling, scarves, 1-3 beanbags/balls and basic patterns Aug 2, 6pm to 7, $10, Intermediate to ...

QC MakeFest 2016 – Save the date! 1

QC MakeFest 2016 - Save the date!
The QC Co-Lab is hosting the Second Annual QC MakeFest on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. We are currently doing an open call for exhibitors, vendors and volunteers. If you would like to be a part of QC MakeFest, please register at www.qccolab.com/qcmakefest or email contact@qccolab.com for more information as ...

3D Printing Meetup – Hosted at the QC Co-Lab – 627 W. 2nd St. 1

3D Printing Meetup - Hosted at the QC Co-Lab - 627 W. 2nd St.
The QC Co-Lab will be regularly hosting a 3D printer Meetup! Anyone is welcome to attend. We would apprciate if you RSVP for this event at http://www.meetup.com/QC-Makers/events/229685319/ This meetup is all about 3D printing. — If you have an interest in 3D printing, this meetup is for you! This meetup will be fairly informal. I ...

New space now open for members 3

New space now open for members
We are still in the process of setting things up, but we are open to our membership at 627 2nd St. in Davenport, IA! Please stop by to visit, tinker with a project, or lend a hand working on the space. We got 12,000 sq. ft. (main floor alone) of totally awesome that needs a ...